Wed 11 May 2011
Driftless Food and Farm Network-
Please save the date for our next meeting on June 16 from 10 to noon at Western Technical College in LaCrosse, WI. We are jointly sponsoring this gathering with the LaCrosse Farm-to-Institution network, a group that has been working closely with Fifth Season Co-op in Viroqua and others to bring locally sourced food to institutional buyers.
We have scheduled the following presenters and will leave plenty of time for discussion and networking:
- Lindsey Day Farnsworth and Rosa Kozub of UW-Madison will talk about their research on efficiencies in local freight and distribution.
- Erin Meier of University of MN’s SE Regional Sustainable Development Partnership will address innovative regional distribution options currently being explored in SE MN.
- Terry VanDerPol, Land Stewardship Project’s food systems director, will lead a discussion related to LSP’s transportation/distribution work.
More information will follow shortly, but please save the date. Please let me know if you have questions.